Household Items That Can be Used as Workout Equipment


There is nothing worse than starting a home workout and realizing that you need weights or equipment that you don't own! 

There have been several instances where I have found myself digging through workouts and hoping that there were no weights required because I never made it around to buying any... just another excuse I allowed to stop me. Next time you find yourself in this bind, take a look around! There are several home items that can be used in your workouts, you just have to be creative. 🙌🏼

  • Textbooks -> The average weight of a textbook is 3.5 lbs. Sooo... if you have any of those laying around collecting dusts, grab a couple and add those to your squat! They would work great for a front raise or a goblet squat!
  • Gallon Jug of Water -> A gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs. These would be great for lunges or bicep curls! 
  • Large Bag of Potatoes -> Potatoes usually come in 5 or 10 lbs bags. These can easily be held and used for lower body weight exercises. 
  • Can of Paint -> Weighs around 12 lbs. 
  • Toddler -> Haha, hear me out! The average toddler weighs around 20 lbs. If you have small child, strap them to you and get your lower body workouts in. Not only are you getting a great workout, but you are including them and entertaining them in your healthy journey! 
  • Bags -> I am sure most of us have a bag or two lying around, these bags can be filled with random items until your desired weight is reached! Talk about resourceful!
  • Kitchen Chair -> a chair can be used for tricep dips, decline pushups, or step ups. Chairs are also clutch when you are still working on your balance or you're trying a new move and need extra support. 
  • Stairs -> Stairs can be used for tricep dips. Stairs are also great for getting in cardio. You can also add a bag of potatoes and up the intensity!
  • Counter -> You can use the counter work on your arm strength and knock out some countertop push-ups.
  • Wall -> Ready for those legs to burn?? Lean against a wall and squat down into a wall-sit. 

AND lastly... (well for this list) is your body! It is a common misconception that weights are needed to make a workout good or to get results. You can get just as awesome of a workout in by doing body weight exercises. Don't let a lack of weights be your excuse for missing out on your workout! 👊🏼

If you have any favorite at home exercises or equipment substitutes, please send them to me below ⬇️